Continuity Regulations seek to address: 1. To update . Regulations [ ESQCR], which came into force on 31 January 2. Information on how to report incidents as part of the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations , as amended (ESQCR). How can I report an ESQCR incident? Where can I get a copy of the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR)?.
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Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations for a copy of the Regulations, including the and amendments. The industry has certain design guidance to ensure the law is complied with and that overhead lines are positioned away from danger.
You should contact the local electricity company to discuss the application of the guidance at any particular site. The minimum height varies, depending on the voltage carried by the line. Schedule 2 of The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations gives the ground clearances 0202 different types of line.
However, you should discuss the application of this information in respect of any use of the land with the local electricity company.
You should firstly discuss your concerns with the company. If you are not satisfied with their response, then raise a formal complaint with HSE. Do not arrange to carry out any tree cutting yourself where trees come near or into contact with overhead lines. You should firstly discuss your concerns with the electricity company.
For HSE guidance, see: See also the Public safety: Overhead power lines information, provided by the Energy Networks Association.
The National Grid provides information on how you can find the electricity operator for your area. There are esqdr statutory depths for underground cables, as ground levels may have changed since the original installation and without the knowledge of the cable owner. However, there is guidance available from HSE see: Excavation and underground services.
The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002
The ENA also provide contact information for anyone planning excavation work, see: Dial before you dig. No, they are only a guide. The position of the cables should be confirmed by proper use of location equipment and the application of safe digging techniques. More information about safe digging techniques is available in HSE’s Avoiding danger from underground services. The plans are only a guide. More information about underground cables and electrical safety is available in HSE’s Avoiding danger from underground services.
Raise the matter with esqc local electricity network operator. If you think they have not responded adequately, you should raise a complaint with HSE. Regulation 11 of the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations provides the minimum legal requirements. If you have particular concerns, then you should contact the local electricity network operator. If you believe they haven’t responded adequately, then raise a complaint with HSE. You should contact the local electricity network operator.
The industry has certain design guidance to ensure both compliance with the law and that overhead lines are positioned away from danger.
You can complain to the owner of the pylon, which esqdr either be your local electricity network operator or National Grid.
Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR) – HSE
The owner of the pylon, which will be either your local electricity network operator or National Gridshould:. If you have concerns this is not happening, then raise a complaint with HSE. This would incur considerable expense and should be first discussed with the line owneras this is a matter between you and them. HSE cannot adjudicate on costs.
This is a matter for the landlord. Meter inspectors should also report any dangerous issues they find. This is not a matter for HSE, you should discuss this with your local electricity company. However, you must not interfere with the electricity company’s equipment. Meter cabinets manufactured to a suitable industry standard are deemed part of the fabric of the building.
They are therefore owned and maintained by the customer ie the building owner. Where damage to the meter box or meter box door puts the network equipment at risk or the public at danger, the damage may be repaired by the network operator.
Skip to content Skip to navigation. Health and Safety Executive. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. What is the safe distance from overhead lines to buildings, both existing and proposed? Where can I found out which is my local electricity network operator?
What do I need to know before starting digging work? Are there statutory depths for underground cables? The substation fence is broken and people could get in. Who should I contact? The owner of the pylon, which will be either your local electricity network operator or National Gridshould: I live in a block of flats and the meters are located in a communal position which I think is dangerous. What should I do? You should take this matter up with your supplier ie the company you pay your bills to.
I am concerned that the electrical network apparatus is causing me ill health. Who can advise me on this? Safe working practices Safety in electrical testing at work Avoiding danger from underground services More resources. See also HSE Books. Is this page useful? HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health.